St. Bonaventure biochemistry major Jordan Powers, ’18, was recognized at a regional scientific meeting for his oral presentation on RNA sequencing. Powers attended the Rustbelt RNA meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, with associate professor Dr. Xiao-Ning Zhang. Powers gave an oral presentation titled “RNA-seq data analysis revealed a novel role of SR45 in plant innate immunity” about his research and won one of the two Outstanding Undergraduate in Oral Presentation awards. He received immediate congratulations from several professors in research-orientated universities in person or via email. The Rustbelt RNA meeting hosted nearly 300 participants, including professors, post-doctoral and graduate students. Powers, a junior from Lakewood, N.Y., said he was honored to receive the award, especially because it was his first professional talk. Read the full press release: http://www.sbu.edu/about-sbu/news-events/latest-news/news-release/2016/10/25/st.-bonaventure-biochemistry-student-wins-award-at-rustbelt-rna-meeting
Dr. Margaret Jones-Carey, director of the educational leadership program, presented at the Global Education Forum in Philadelphia, P.A., on October 15, 2016, on the topic: Using Teacher Leaders to Infuse Global Competence in K-12 classrooms.
Dr. Carol Fischer, professor of accounting, co-authored an article with Susan Anders, professor of accounting at Midwestern State University (and formerly at SBU), that has been accepted for publication in The CPA Journal. The article is titled "Best Bets in Tax Software: 2016 Annual Survey of New York State Practitioners" and will appear in the November 2016 issue of the journal. This represents the 15th annual survey that they have conducted and published.
An essay by Mark Phillips appears in the print and online editions of the October 21 Commonweal. In “Lost in Storyland,” Phillips reflects on the notion of an owned American narrative. His essay can be read here: https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/lost-storyland
Dr. Carl J. Case, professor of business information systems, and Darwin L. King, professor of accounting, had their paper titled "Phishing: Are Undergraduates at Risk and Prepared?" published in the journal Issues in Information Systems. The paper was also presented at the International Association for Computer Information Systems annual conference.
Carole McNall, assistant professor of journalism and mass communication, was one of the participants for the Effect of Big Media and Big Money on Political Campaigns panel, held on October 6 in Buffalo, N.Y. Moderator for the panel was retired Jandoli School Dean Lee Coppola, and her fellow panelists were Professor James A. Gardner, interim dean of SUNY at Buffalo School of Law, and Jim Heaney, editor and executive director of the Investigative Post. The program was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Buffalo Niagara, the Western New York chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, the Bar Association of Erie County and UB School of Law.
Dr. Carol Wittmeyer, associate professor of management, served on a panel to discuss the relationship between family business and entrepreneurship programs at The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Center's annual meeting, which was held at the University of Rochester in September.
Business First announced that Edward J. Bysiek, CPA, CEO of Bysiek CPA, PLLC, and adjunct professor of accounting and finance at St. Bonaventure University, was selected as a recipient of its Buffalo 612’ awards, which honor the region’s best C-level executives. C-Level executives (CEOs, CFOs, COOs, etc.) are the ones who know how to navigate the obstacles, see clearly through the clouds, and ultimately lead the way. The award is significant, as Bysiek is the only Southern Tier native being honored. A luncheon reception at the Hyatt Regency in Buffalo will be held on October 13 to honor this year's award winners.
Erik Seastedt, director of human resources, chaired a panel discussion on the new Fair Labor Standards Act rules with the Department of Labor at the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) National Conference in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Robin Valeri, professor of psychology, and Dr. Kevin Borgeson, associate professor of criminal justice, Salem State University, had a chapter titled "Masculine Identities within the Skinhead Movement: How Straight Men, Gay Men, and Women Embody and Perform Masculinity in a Culture of Traditional Masculinity," published in Advances in Sociology Research: Vol. 19,(pp. 39-58).
Using qualitative research methods and interviews, the chapter explores masculinities within the skinhead movement. Specifically this chapter examines how three sub-groups of skinheads, heterosexual men, gay men, and women each define and live masculinity within a culture that espouses a traditional hegemonic definition of masculinity. Skinheads present a tough, hard “don’t mess with me” image and a culture that promotes drinking, fighting, slam dancing, and the attributes of aggressiveness, competitiveness, restricted emotions, and limited affectionate behavior between men that are associated with traditional masculinity. Drawing on information from their online communications as well interviews with member of each of these subgroups, we will compare and contrast the extent to which each group embraces the traditional hegemonic masculinity associated with the skinhead movement in relation to skinhead identity, ideology and culture and examine how members of each of these groups, as they interact with other skinheads, embody, interpret, and perform some attributes of traditional masculinity while distancing themselves from others.
Dr. Ed. Simone, professor of theater and director of the theater program, was a presenter at the August 2016 Association for Theatre in Higher Education International Conference in Chicago. His presentation on using mask work to develop comedy was part of an expert panel on improvisational techniques in theater and related media. Simone was also re-elected for a fourth term, and elected an officer of the liaison committee for the Western New York Region of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers. Simone continued his work as an associate editor of Players, an online journal about the pedagogy and practice of acting. Simone is the host of Sunday Classics for Classical-WNED, and writes and produces radio promotions for WNED-TV.
Dr. Phillip Payne, professor of history, will be one of five scholars participating in The People’s Forum on the American Presidency Saturday, Oct. 1, at Daemen College in Amherst. The participants will discuss four presidents whose actions and reputations raise questions about how we understand history through the president's lens. Payne, author of “Dead Last: The Public Memory of Warren G. Harding’s Scandalous Legacy,” and “Crash! How the Boom and Bust of the 1920s Worked,” will discuss Warren G. Harding. The other presidents who will be discussed are Thomas Jefferson, Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more at http://dae.men/ThePeoplesForum
Dr. John Mulryan, Professor Emeritus, co-authored a review article in Cithara (volume 55, no. 2) with his student, Tyler Grudi. The article dealt with the subject of Shrinking the New Testament Canon. Mulryan also published an article in "Emblematica: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Emblem Studies," titled "Captioned Images of Venus in Vincenzo Cartari's Imagini." In addition, Professsor Mulryan and Mrs. Sandra Mulryan attended and participated in the Milton Seminar at Princeton University on September 16-17.
Dr. Donika Kelly, assistant professor of English, has made the longlist for the National Book Award in Poetry for her latest collection, "Bestiary." Hers is one of ten books to make the longlist; other poets on this year's longlist include Rita Dove and Donald Hall.
The fall issue of Nūr: the Newsletter of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies is now available on the Center’s website, www.sbu.edu/CAIS. This issue features articles by Sr. Margaret Carney and Drs. Zahid and Durriya Khairulah, as well as book and exhibit reviews, news items, etc.
Fr. David B. Couturier, OFM. Cap., dean of the School of Franciscan Studies, has published a new article, “The Socio-Analytic Study of Catholic Organizations,” in John B. Morgan, ed., Foundation Theology 2016: Essays for Ministry Professionals (Mishawaka, IN: GTF Publications, 2016), 43-54.
An essay by Mark Phillips, HEOP tutor, appears in the spring issue of J Journal: New Writing on Justice. In “Calvin’s Wager,” Phillips trails the soul of John Calvin through the purgatory of southwestern New York.
Dr. René Hauser, associate professor in the School of Education and director of the Master’s in Differentiated Instruction programs, received a $3,089 grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities. The funds will be used to purchase materials for enrichment kits for graduate students in the Differentiated Instruction program to use with students in Olean and Buffalo area schools. Included are materials designed to facilitate higher order thinking and creativity, such as Lego and other building materials, engaging literature for book discussions and math, science and art games. The grant monies used to support this award were raised through the efforts of McDonald’s restaurants in Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania. Ronald McDonald House Charities provides lodging, comfort and emotional support to families of children receiving medical treatment at area hospitals, and reaches out to families by supporting programs that benefit the lives of children in our community.
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